Thursday, April 28, 2011

October 2010

Fall is such a great time of year, especially the month of October !My family and I have lots of fun getting into the spirit of the season! Here the boys are showing off their haunted house!
I let my creative juices flow! I know I'm not as creative as some people out there but I had fun helping my kids with their costumes. Gavin decided to be a wizard!
Brogan decided to be a mummy!

Camren was a clown and I was Pippi Longstocking!
Isn't he so adorable!
I made Halloween pajamas for the boys!
I decided to try out a few new Halloween decorations!
We always love to go to the the pumpkin patch! They have such fun activities.  We enjoyed the corn maze, slides, and picking out just the right pumpkin!
Then of course we have to decide how to carve them.
Brogan wanted the skull, Gavin chose the Mickey Mouse and we went with a traditional jack-o-lantern for Camren!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Camren's 1st Birthday!

 My baby turned 1 on September 4th.  I can hardly believe it.  Time sure flies by!  We had a farm yard birthday party for Camren.  It is tradition in our family(though some might say ooh gross) that the birthday person gets to lick the cake batter off the spoon or beaters.  Camren sure enjoyed it!

Camren's birthday cake was fun to make and I like how it turned out!  It tasted good too.  I took pictures of it as soon as I was finished and it is a good thing too, because the sylo tipped over and crushed the fence!

We had some yummy sweet pork burritos and lemon lime punch for dinner! 

Camren wasn't sure what to do with the candle on his cupcake, but he thought it was very neat!

 He wan't sure how to open presents either, but his brother's and some cousins were sure to help him.  Of course he loved the wrapping and boxes more than the gift itself.

 He got some very nice gifts from everyone that came to his party.  He was one very spoiled boy for his birthday. 

I think he definately approved and had a good time!  Thank you to all those who came to Camren's party.  It was nice to have you here. 

I love my little birthday boy!  It is so fun to celebrate birthday's! 

Here is Camren with all his birthday loot!

I made these little farm animals as party favors for the kids who came to his party.  There were pigs too.  I guess they were the popular ones!

Ada County Fair 2010

This year we went to the fair with Gramsie, Aunt Ellie, Aliyah, and Lorelli.  We had fun looking at the differnet animals, checking out some of the booths, trying a few rides out, and eating some yummy, greasy food!

The boys have been asking me to give them cooking lessons, which I think is great, but there is only so much you can teach a 6 and 3 year old.  I thought we would probably be safe starting out with a salad!

We even used some fresh veggies from our own garden!
Our garden did o.k. this year.  Everything was kind of on a miniature scale though, except the zucchini!

Brogan's 1st day of a school as a 1st Grader

Brogan's 1st day as a 1st grader went very well!  He was very excited too go to school a full day.  He really likes his teacher, Miss Hasart. 
He wanted to take his own lunch so I let him pick out a lunch box.  He chose the shark one you see here.  Once in a while he eats hot lunch, but mostly he takes his own. 
He enjoys school and loves library day.  He always picks out interesting books to bring home.
I love my little 1st grader!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Farley Family Reunion 2010 Colville, WA

We were going to attend the Phillips family reunion this year in Washington, but it was canceled due to several different things.  The Farley's were still game for a get together though, so we decided to have our own family reunion! It was so much fun! 
We did a favorite family tradition  for familiy night......SKITS!  We split into three groups.  Each group had to pick ten props to put into a sack.  Then we exchanged the sacks and had to come up with an impromptu skit using the props.  We also had to incorpaorate a gospel principle.  It was a riot!



We spent a day at a camp ground near where my parents live.  It was much cooler there.  The kids played in the stream, we played card games, went on hikes, and had a hot dog and marshmallow roast!

We spent one day at the park.  We played lots of different games including water balloon volley ball and horseshoes!



We spent a couple of days down at the river trying to keep cool!  The water is freezing but that didn't stop just about everyone from jumping in.  The sand is always a hit too. 

Mom and dad let us camp out in their yard!  It was perfect!  Thanks for a great time everyone!